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Africa A 'novel' idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone

Publishers across the continent are increasingly targeting readers with mobile phone apps and other technologies that are far cheaper than either e-readers or traditional books.

By Donna BrysonCorrespondent / May 9, 2013

Jerome Delay/AP

New technology and new thinking are helping African literature leapfrog the high costs of traditional publishing and reach new readers across the continent.